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8/21/2017 12:45 PM

Lots of talk about numbers, just wondering if there is a projected list out there?

Otherwise I might work on the top few to see who will be getting career numbers.. (AC? Ferrandis?)

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8/21/2017 1:21 PM

Look for a big change next year, rider's initials instead of numbers. They won't release it for a while yet..

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8/21/2017 1:36 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/21/2017 1:46 PM

AC is the only rider earning a new career # this year. And Osborne gets to pick his Championship #8 supposedly.

793 Tomac
702 Musquin
631 Baggett
624 Osborne
506 Seely
505 Wilson
501 Cianciarulo
490 Savatgy
489 Anderson
482 Plessinger

464 J Martin
449 Ferrandis
412 McElrath
408 Davalos
369 Bogle
366 Webb
359 Dungey
356 A Martin
336 Harrison
318 Grant
314 Nichols
313 Tickle
307 Craig

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8/21/2017 2:50 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/21/2017 2:56 PM

So AC will indeed be able to pick 92 for next year? That's pretty cool, took a lot longer than I think we all expected but cool to see him be able to get it.

Also to insult to Ferrandis' unfortunate wrist injury, if not for it he probably would have got a career number with Anderson only 40 points ahead and not racing.

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8/21/2017 3:08 PM

I think the big elephant in the room is who, if anyone, will run the #7 next year. Technically, it's supposed to be available. Matthes, JT etc say there's no way the AMA actually "strips" it from Stew though. Not yet, at least. Hopefully we see James himself running it at some point in 2018... but sure not holding my breath.

I'm sure it will be somewhat taboo someday when some rider inevitably does take over running the 7... kind of like Baggett running the #4 after RC

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8/21/2017 4:02 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/21/2017 4:02 PM

We'll have a full projected list out shortly after Indiana, but like Dwayne stated, AC will be getting a two-digit career number (I'm guessing #92) and Osborne a one-digit (probably #8).

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8/21/2017 7:19 PM

The whole number system is truly obsolete and meaningless. I'm dead serious when I say that initials would be better for the sport.

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8/21/2017 7:33 PM

Johnny Depp wrote:

The whole number system is truly obsolete and meaningless. I'm dead serious when I say that initials would be better for the sport.

Right? It'd be so much easier for casual fans to understand the sport if there were initials on the bikes, so they could differentiate between Justin Barcia, Justin Brayton and Justin Bogle....

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8/21/2017 7:33 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/21/2017 7:34 PM

Johnny Depp wrote:

The whole number system is truly obsolete and meaningless. I'm dead serious when I say that initials would be better for the sport.

How so???

Two guys with the same initials on the same colored bike, how do you tell them apart??

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8/21/2017 7:36 PM

Johnny Depp wrote:

The whole number system is truly obsolete and meaningless. I'm dead serious when I say that initials would be better for the sport.

Sully wrote:

Right? It'd be so much easier for casual fans to understand the sport if there were initials on the bikes, so they could differentiate between Justin Barcia, Justin Brayton and Justin Bogle....

Haha. Nailed it.

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8/21/2017 7:38 PM

Johnny Depp wrote:

The whole number system is truly obsolete and meaningless. I'm dead serious when I say that initials would be better for the sport.

IceMan446 wrote:

How so???

Two guys with the same initials on the same colored bike, how do you tell them apart??

It's no different than a 3 digit #. Middle inital or follow it with a #.

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2015 Beta 500 RS, history: 99 KTM 300, 87 CR250, 84 KLR 600, 82 GPZ 550, 81 KX 250, 80 KX 250, 79 Montesa 414 VE, 78 250 VB, 77 360 VB, 76 360 VA, 75 YZ 125, 74 TM 125, 72 TS 125, 60's West Bend Go Boy Kart